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November 5-6
Rummage Sale
Trinity
Moorestown 
November 8
Craft Fair
St. Andrew's
Mount Holly 
November 8
International Benefit Dinner
South Brunswick Senior Center 
November 8
Celebration of New Ministry
St. Mary's
Stone Harbor  
November 8
Holiday Boutique
St. James'
Yardville   
November 9
Classical Candlelight Concert
All Saints'
Navesink
November 9
WWI Commemoration
Grace
Pemberton
November 9
Choral Compline
Christ Church
New Brunswick 
November 14
Designer Bag Bingo  
St. Mary's
Haddon Heights 
November 14
Craft/Vendor Fair 
Grace-St. Paul's
Mercerville
November 14-16
Women's Weekend Retreat  
St. John the Baptist
Mendham
November 15
300 Year Anniversary Banquet Celebration 
St.George's
Pennsville
November 15
Holiday Bazaar 
Christ Church
Shrewsbury 
November 15
Vance Gilbert in Concert 
All Saints'
Scotch Plains 
November 15
St Nicholas' Bazaar 
All Saints'
Bay Head 
November 16
Historic Organ Recital and Wine Reception 
St. Luke's
Ewing 
November 16
Concert: The Old Time Way 
St. John the Baptist
Mendham
November 22
Holiday Fair  
St. Luke
Gladstone 
November 22
Mistletoe Mart 
St. Mark and All Saints'
Galloway
November 22
Christmas Bazaar 
Holy Spirit
Tuckerton
November 27
Turkey Trot 5k 
Trinity Church
Princeton 
November 27
Thanksgiving Dinner for Food Pantry  
St. Luke's
Metuchen
November 29
Tricky Tray 
The Wardlaw Hartridge School
Edison
November 30
Taize Service 
St Luke's
Gladstone
December 6
Basket Auction 
Grace
Plainfield
December 6
Christmas Bazaar 
St. Thomas

Glassboro 
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Episcopal Links of the Week
Episcopal Relief & Development: A Historical Journey

Episcopal Relief & Development has released an interactive timeline showcasing 75 years of milestones. It's a wonderful and moving collection of stories and moments, and really highlights the powerful ways in which ER&D is a force for good in a hurting world.. 
 
The Enemy List
We're charged with loving our enemies; over at Dirty Sexy Ministry, one priest examines what this means, and how it works in today's world. 
November 6, 2014 

Dear People of the Diocese of New Jersey,
 

This past week, we celebrated All Saints and All Souls.  I hope everyone had a joyous and hallowed celebration. This week, our Church calendar honors two saints who played significant roles in the Anglican experience.  
 

On Monday,  November 3, the church celebrated the Anglican Divine, Richard Hooker.  Holy Women, Holy Men notes: "in any list of Anglican theologians, Richard Hooker's name would stand high, if not first. He was born in Heavitree, England near Exeter in 1553 and died on November 3, 1600 in Bishopsbourne in Kent. It is probably fair to state that Hooker gave Anglicanism is clearest expression as a 'via media' between Roman Catholicism and Puritanism when he penned his now-classic, Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity." In this massive work, Hooker gave expression to what has become a distinctly Anglican way of Christianity. 

 

As Holy Women, Holy Men observes, "Its philosophical base is Aristotelian, with a strong emphasis upon natural law eternally planted by God in creation. On this foundation, all positive laws of Church and State can be grounded - from scriptural revelation, ancient tradition, reason, and experience." Here is the basis for Hooker's famous three-legged Anglican stool: Scripture, Tradition and Reason.
 

On Thursday, November 6, the church celebrates William Temple one time Archbishop of Canterbury. Temple was born on October 15, 1881 and died on October 26, 1944 having served as Archbishop of Canterbury for only two and a half years. His spiritual strength during the war inspired the English people. Famous for his rich understanding of the doctrine of the Incarnation,  Temple's Readings in St. John's Gospel is a spiritual classic.  He was instrumental in empowering lay ministry and committed to the church's social ministries. Among his most well-known statements is his observation that "The Church is the only society that exists for the benefit of those who are not its members."
 

The stories of the saints provide us with rich examples of the faith lived in times and places different from our own.  Nonetheless, as saints, they leave us examples that are timeless.
 

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith."  (Hebrews 12:1- 2a)
 

Blessings and peace, 

 

The Right Reverend William H. (Chip) Stokes, D.D.
Bishop of New Jersey 


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Fall Youth Event 2014 

The Wall of History: Telling Our Story

November 14-16

Register by: November 10, 11:59 PM

www.newjerseyyouth.org
$75 per person (includes lodging, meals and program)
Open to all youth in grades 6-12 and their adult sponsors
Presented by Diocesan Youth Council in partnership with the Anti-Racism Commission
 

This powerful two-and-a-half-day program explores systemic racial conflicts in our culture in an effort to bring everyone to the table in conversation and communion  to take steps to understand and solve these problems. Attendees will create a Wall of History, journeying back through generations of racial prejudices and perceptions. This exercise will use historical context and dialogue to foster understanding and connections between participants in order to make a difference as we move together into a better future.  

 

Undoing Racism 2.5-Day Workshop in Metuchen
November 20-22

Presented by The Anti-Racism Commission and instructed by The Peoples Institute for Survival and Beyond, assisted by members of the Diocesan Anti-�Racism Team. The workshop's systemic approach emphasizes understanding racism, learning from history, developing leadership, maintaining accountability to communities, undoing internalized racial oppression, and understanding the role of organizational gate keeping as a mechanism to perpetuate institutional racism. 

Click here for more information and to register

 

Episcopal Young Adults in the Garden State:
A Roundtable Discussion and Dinner with Bishop Stokes
November 19 at Diocesan House
808 West State Street, Trenton NJ
7:00 PM 

 

Dinner will be provided. All interested young adults are welcome--please bring your friends!
 

We invite young adults ages 18-30 (high school graduates and above) to join us for dinner and a spirited conversation about young adult ministry in the Diocese of New Jersey. Bishop Stokes and diocesan staff are particularly interested in your visions, dreams, questions, concerns and plans for your continued spiritual health, development, and fellowship within The Episcopal Church and the Diocese. 
 
RSVP by Monday, November 17 to dclarke@dioceseofnj.org. We look forward to seeing you!

Ministry Institute Events in October


  

 

 

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A Support Group For Older Adults

Wednesday Afternoons
St. Mary's Church
Haddon Heights   

 

November 8
The Evergreens
Moorestown

November 8
St. Martin's
Bridgewater

November 8-9
All Saints' Church
Princeton

November 14-16
Camp Lebanon
Lebanon, NJ

Building the Beloved Community: Undoing Racism
November 20-22
St. Luke's
Metuchen

December 2
Trinity Cathedral
Trenton

Adults Who Work with Youth: Diane Caruso
December 3
Diocesan House
Trenton

December 12-13
Trinity Cathedral
Trenton
The Diocese of New Jersey
(609) 394-5281
808 West State St, Trenton, NJ 08618

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